Intro to Caving

Plateau Eco-Sports - Cave

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cave USA CookevilleTN  38501
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cave USA CookevilleTN  38501

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What's Included

Introduction to Caving see the underworld by becoming a cave explorer also known as a Spelunker! If you haven’t been caving yet or are still a beginner this is the place to start. Are you interested in learning caving as a hobby? Cave exploring is becoming increasingly popular in all areas of the world.

The most commonly asked question is probably "What do you find down there?" The answers are as varied as the caves themselves: mud; beautiful rock formations and rubble; water and dust; vast rooms and tight crawlways; awesome rivers and puddles; strange and fragile animals; deep pits and waterfalls; ice and warm water.

In this course we will cover basic caving technique, equipment, basic safety and cave conservation. The best way to learn effective and safe caving is to go with one of our experienced cavers. They have logged hundreds of miles of underground passages and are still just as excited every time they enter a cave.

Introduction to Caving was designed as a tool to educate and promote caving in our local area. Most people don't know that there are over 8,600 known caves in Tennessee alone! We will be exploring a local cave either in Putnam or White County.

We will supply your caving helmet and headlamp. The inside cave temperature is 50°F-55°F. You will get dirty and wet from the waist down. Wear old polypropylene, nylon or polyester clothing in layers that can be shed or added, a pair of gloves, old shoes or boots and some old knee pads if you got them. Bring a water bottle and some snacks.

Introduction to Caving Recap:

• Cover Caving Technique
• Caving Equipment
• Safe Caving
• Cave Preservation, Conservation & Responsibility
• Responsible Caving Practices
• Cave Formations and Karst Regions
The trip will last approximately 4+/- hours beginning at 5pm. If you have claustrophobia or fear of tight spots please talk to us before you sign up for this adventure.

About This Organizer

Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!

The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.

Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.

We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.

Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.

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